If you’re looking for some tips on how to simplify your life, then you’ll love this article. Here, I’d like to share three things to simplify every area of your life. Have you ever had the feeling that you don’t have control about your life? Your life is a complete mess, you have 10000 things to do, and your to-do list is growing and growing day by day.
You don’t catch up. So that’s more or less, what I’m describing here, it’s my life, or how it was. I started to think, wait a minute, there are people out there that they, or it seems at least, they control their life. They have, I mean they’re also busy, but how do they do that?
So I started to ask friends and ask people how they organize themselves. And then I started to read books. And slowly I came up with a few things that helped me to simplify, to organize, to program my life.
So and with this, it simplified very much. So now I’d like to share this with you, these three points. So let’s start.
Tips On How To Simplify Your Life
1. Daily routines.
Daily routines is very important. Now you would say, well I have already my routines. Or I bet all of you have kind of your routines. Maybe some bad routines that you have, but let’s say if you have a routine, for instance, in the morning, when you wake up, do you do always the same thing? Or sometimes, depending on the weather, depending on the mood, you react differently?
First you do this, then you do that, and then becomes kind of, you’re struggling already in the morning. So, morning very important. I would say this is the most important routine,
the morning routine. That you get up and you have always the same rhythm.
Like in my case, when I get up, I wake up, go to the bathroom, have a glass of water, then I do some stretch, yoga similar stretch exercises. That already feels good.
You could extend, you could say, or I could read or write something in your journal.
So that are kind of extra things. But, some little steps that you always do, and then you will see not only you become, like it becomes automated, that you don’t have to think, but it’s also a very good habit that you actually can design for yourself.
So take the example in the evening. Like before you go to bed, if you are like at computer and then you just jump into the bed and try to sleep, no way, it’s actually also very bad to get to sleep. So, what you should do, or what I do, is I put my alarm clock like at a certain time. And when the alarm clock rings, then I shut down all my devices, dim the lights, maybe do some meditation like slow down, the bathroom doing your stuff, and then maybe also some stretching before you go to bed.
Then this if you keep on repeating that, then that’s a very good habit, and it simplifies actually your life.
2. Plan your day
After you get up and do your routines, one is to plan your day. Why? If you don’t plan your day, you react on all the things that happen to you, all the emails, all the people, hey can you do this for me, can you do it? And you say yes yes yes.
And in the evening, and this happens to me still today, still these days it happens, when I don’t get this done in the morning and I just go through the day, in the evening I have the feeling I haven’t done anything.
Please plan your day. If you plan your day and then you ask yourself really important things, what should I do that I move forward to my goals, my things I want to reach in my life, or things for your family that are important. So these you should do them first to plan your day.
3. Declutter your space.
If it’s private space or working space, just declutter it. Like cleaning up, clean your desk.
And declutter home, get rid of old stuff. Get rid of old stuff, things that I don’t want, that were not bringing me joy. And sometimes it’s really funny because there was like a very new book, I thought like wow this was the best book ever, or it was a present, but you’ve never had a look in this book.
So, and you think well I cannot get rid of this, it was a present, or I paid so much money
for this book. But then, if you really think about like how is this really gives you joy. And if the answer is no, then get rid of it. Give it as a gift, or sell it, or do something with it. But, don’t keep it in your shelf. So this is what I did and also like my shelf now I have the books
that I really love. Only the books and this brings me joy.
The whole things brings happiness. So this is a good point to, you come home. And the other thing, you don’t have to look for the keys, you look for things, you spend less time in searching for things. So this is that’s why it’s also very important.
So these are the three main tools I figured out for myself that helped me to simplify my life. And the list is also larger. And you will have also to find for yourself what are the things that helps you to simplify your life.
Now, I want to challenge you. If you have something little that, some messy place, something that you want to get rid of, then do it right now. I mean after this article, just grab it. Just do it, clean it up. And if it takes longer because you’re in bed, plan it to do it in your next day.
If you have a friend that also needs some help in cleaning up his life, then share this post with this person. And they will be thankful for.
Remember, you can have the life you want and become your own architect, so start to design and create your life, today.
Thank you for reading this article about how to simplify your life and I really hope that you take action my advice. I wish you good luck and I hope its contents have been a good help to you.